Burgee definition

bər-jē, bûrjē
A small distinguishing flag displayed by a yacht.
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A swallow-tailed or triangular flag or pennant used on ships for signaling or identification.
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A broad tapering pennant, often with a swallowtail, flown by merchant ships to identify the vessel and by yachts to identify the yacht club, as well as being the form of the flag of the State of Ohio. (See also, Flag of Ohio).
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A kind of small coal used in furnaces.
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Other Word Forms

Noun

Singular:
burgee
Plural:
burgees

Origin of burgee

  • Perhaps from French dialectal bourgeais shipowner from Old French burgeis citizen from bourg bourg bourg

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition